Tue 11 March, 2014 @ 12:38 AM
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As some of you may have heard, our licensing provider for the past several years (LoudCity) recently announced that they were closing shop on February 28th. GridStream Productions has found a new licensing home with StreamLicensing. What does this mean to you? Probably not much other than you possibly needing to obtain a fresh tune-in link. Listeners who use our GridStream player shouldn't notice any changes. If, however, you use a bookmarked link in the player of your choice...you will likely need to do a fresh tune-in and save the new link. If you encounter any issues, please contact us on our forums and we'll be happy to assist.
As always, thanks for listening!
So on the Anarchy Online team DJ Kermie has made it through all the flaming hoops without too many serious burns to his body. Ashval made his 55 hours of liveness without sleeping or having big bird say "hello" so huge congratulations to him on that.
Coming up this month we have several events in both Anarchy Online and The Secret World. We have a Valentines party with the Advisors of Rubi Ka on Saturday the 15th (check the events calendar to find out what time it is in your timezone).
And of course all our regular shows and ninja shows so keep an eye on the twitter and facebook pages to see when they are happening.
That's right, DJ Ashval is bringing you his Top 50 Metal Bands of All time! That's a lot of music ...more than 51 hours worth of music to be clear. Ashval plans on starting things off at 5:00 pm EST on January 17 and keeping things rocking through the whole weekend!
You can join him in the Crusades in TSW's London to cheer him on. If you're out missioning don't forget to join Gridstream chat (/chat join gridstream) to send him words of encouragement. I'm sure he'd love to hear from you!
(and I might point out that Amazon is having a great sale on TSW for those of you who don't own it...just sayin').
So what's going on with Gridstream after this weekend? Well Ashval will be going into an immediate coma. However, I'm sure we have plenty of other things up our sleeves coming up in the weeks to come.
As always, stay tuned, and thanks for listening!!
Christmas time is upon us again. This means goodies, events, winter leets, Demon Santa and of course Gridstream parties.
This weekend in Anarchy Online with the help of the wonderful Advisors of Rubi-Ka and then next weekend in the Secret World.
The Anarchy Online party will be spread over two days and 3 parties each 6 hours of awesome. Check the Events Calendar to see what time they are for you.
The fun keeps on coming in The Secret World. The End of Days event will be back this year with a fun new addition: The Krampus! If you're like me and you didn't know what that was, you can find information about the "anti-claus" here:
No word yet on when that event will officially start in TSW but no worries because GSP will be partying in style anyway. We'll be celebrating The End of the World, Part 2 on Saturday December 21. Join us starting noon EST/5:00 pm UTC and lasting the next 12 hours! Will there be prizes? You'll have to keep an eye out here for more details. :)
And after the Holidays?
We have new DJ's coming along as we head into the new year. In AO DJ Beardedgoose is getting an early start, with Beardy Beats returning this Tuesday! DJ Kermie is nearly done his hoops and will have his regular slot soon! In TSW DJ Azuca will be taking over R.A.W from DJ Ashval starting in January.
And speaking of Ashval... Don't forget that his Metal Marathon Show will be starting on January 17 at 5 pm EST at The Crusades and on-going for hopefully 50+ hours! Please be sure to stop in to cheer him on during this event!
We at GSP hope that whatever you do, wherever you are have a good time over the holidays!
The leadership torch has only been held by a few in GridStream's history, and the time has come to pass the torch once again as DJ Kriegshammer will be handing over the AO directorship duties to DJ Shigy!
Ham has done a fantastic job during his tenure, which included leading the AO staff through the chaos of the station merger. Unfortunately, his RL situation has changed and his free time has become more limited. While we take a moment to salute Ham for his fantastic work as Director, we are also very grateful that he will be staying with us a kickass DJ and Board Member in AO.
With this change, we're extremely excited to give Shigy the opportunity to step up as Director in AO. He has been one of our most dedicated members for years, and he's a respected leader amongst our staff. Gemmikins will also received a much-deserved promotion to Assistant Director in AO as part of this change in leadership. The two of them have worked incredibly well together over the past several months to keep things running smoothly. Congrats to both on their new positions!
Apparently, this is also the time when the Aussies are taking over GSP as we're VERY proud to announce that DJ Dynamiks is returning to the GridStream! The Thundah from Down Undah will be bringing Club Troppo to both TSW and AO, but you'll have to keep an eye on the forums for the next show time! Welcome back Dyna!
What a month we've had, huh??!! After that bit of big news, let's recap what's been a busy time for GSP. We started in Anarchy Online with the Carnival of Madness, kept the party going in The Secret World with the Spooky Halloween event and carried it on for both games with Extra Life. So many credits and Funcom Points and clothing codes and even real life prizes were given away. When you're one of the people who had to keep track of all that, believe me it is enough to make your head spin. However, it was definitely worth the effort. We had a blast doing these events. We really can't thank you all enough for being so completely amazing. Our community keeps us doing what we do, so really, thank you all from the bottom of our hearts!
The screenshot contest was a big hit and we want to send a huge thank you to Iolanthe for coordinating it all. Everyone submitted such fabulous screenshots that it was hard for us to decide. However, someone had to win and so in the end a big congratulations goes out to our winners: Kaitou, Terron, Dui and TheBlackHammer!
After all this excitement, you may be wondering what is next for Gridstream Productions. Well don't worry, we are not resting on our laurels. The holidays are coming and we're sure to have our usual array of holiday parties for both games. Details are coming soon!
Finally, don't forget that after the holidays are over our very own DJ Ashval will be attempting to best the GSP DJ marathon record of 51 hours. He'll be making his attempt from The Secret World's Crusades nightclub in London starting on January 17th and extending into the weekend. We hope all of you will come out and support him in his effort.
As always, thanks for listening!
No, I'm not rushing the season! I'm not talking about Christmas...yet. The most wonderful time of the year is surely Halloween on both Rubi-ka and in The Secret World!
The Celebrations start on October 26 at 11:00 am EDT as ARK, Funcom, and GSP bring you their annual Halloween Party live from The Grind.
The Party then moves to The West Athens Patio at 5:00 pm EDT as Valheru Ascendants takes over as our party hosts For their Halloween Boo Bash!
At 11:00 pm EDT it's back to The Grind as we rejoin the ARK party until 1:00 am and if that wasn't enough, we'll be back at The Grind again on Sunday, October 27th from Noon until 6:00 pm EDT!
And that's just Anarchy Online... The fun continues in The Secret World.
We're getting started on October 31 at 5:00 pm EDT with... well you'll just have to tune in to find out who the surprise guest is kicking things off. Then at 8:00 pm EDT Ashval will be topping off the evening.
But that's still not all!
We're bringing back our surprise guest at 5:00 pm EDT on Friday as well, followed by the lovely DJ Cherri.
*Whew* That's a whole lot of Halloween Celebrating!
Now do you see why I call it the most wonderful time?
(and I haven't even mentioned the Uncle Pumpkinhead and Cat God events taking place in their respective game worlds).
Can't wait to see you all for tricks, treats, prizes, and surprises!!!
That's right we've added another DJ to our ranks. DJ Azuca has joined us in TSW. He still has his hoops to jump through (and me with my hands on a whip, how convenient!) But you short start to hear him on air in short order!
Oh and don't worry...Halloween is coming complete with tricks, treats, and surprises... more on that...soon!
He's been a DJ for GSP already - and now he's back!
Please say Hi and/or Welcome back to our DJ Beardedgoose who will be doing shows in AO (at least for a start). I've personally been enjoying some of his songs already during the soundcheck and I'm positive you'll find him to be quite an addition to our team!
So watch the forums for his first ninja show!
Glad to have you back, mate!
Hey there -
Just checking in with some news to share with you guys.
As I'm sure you're aware by now last month we officially crossed the streams...and lived to tell the tale! We are now officially One Gridstream Community supporting both Anarchy Online and The Secret World. So far we think this has really worked out well. We'd like to get your feedback on it though. Good move? Not so good move? Loving every minute of it? Things you miss or wish we'd done differently? As always your feedback is important to us so we'd appreciate your (constructive) comments. :)
In recent weeks we also launched our brand new show: Pandora's Box. This show will be on Saturdays and just like the name suggests you never know what you might get. One week it will take place in Anarchy Online and the next it will take place in The Secret World. The times will change, the DJ's will change, and even the genre will change. It's all going to be pretty wacky. So far we're having fun with it and I hope you guys are too!
So what's on the horizon for GSP?
This weekend may mark the unofficial end of summer in the US, but summer is far from over in The Secret World. On September 7, Nine Swords Cabal is Celebrating The Draug Days of Summer. Time to put on those brand new bikinis, Hawaiian shorts, and flip flops in boogie in The Forsaken Oasis at 5:00 pm EDT.
But that's not all ye' skallywags! That's right September 19 is Talk Like a Pirate Day and in GSP we'll be doubling your Pirate Fun! We're starting on the 19th in the Secret world and then picking back up again on the 21st in Anarchy Online. As always keep your eyes peeled for details!
And as summer fun ends and we head into autumn we all know what that means. Halloween will be here with the usual array of tricks, treats, and parties in both AO and TSW. More details to come as we get closer to the witching season!
We've no doubt that there will be plenty of holiday events coming as well as we close out the year, but once the holidays are done, don't put those dancing shoes away just yet. DJ Ashval has announced that he'll be doing a weekend long marathon show starting on January 17 and hoping to break the record of 51 hours, 6 minutes set by Stefano. He'll be coming to you live from the Crusades in London. See this post for all the details:
One more thing before I let you go this time. We realize that with summer holidays we've had a number of cancellations due to vacations and whatnot. Now that summer is drawing to a close we expect that our schedules will be more consistent. We also have some new DJ's working their way through the application process on both game worlds. So don't fret, we've got plenty of liveness still to come!
As always, thanks for listening,
That's right we've reached our First Anniversary in the Secret World and we're going to be Partying in the Park for 2 days!
The party kicks off in Ealdwic Park in London at Noon EDT on Saturday, August 3 and keeps going for 12 full hours. We then pick up from the same location at noon EDT on Sunday to keep the party rocking!
It may be our Birthday, but you guys will be getting the presents. That's right we'll have more contests with prizes to give away including 1200 bonus point keys and a 30-day sub key!!
Your invitation and all the details of this event can be found here:
Thanks for making this past year so fabulous and we look forward to many years to come!
While the merger continues to be an ongoing process, we have now officially crossed...er...merged the streams! (never ever cross the streams!)
Fans of the GridStream Player should love our new custom launch page. Just click Tune In on the site and follow the easy instructions. Or, you can always tune in from player.gridstream.org (easy to remember!).
If you use a different player and have the stream bookmarked, you will likely need to obtain a fresh link from the site.
Thanks for your patience throughout this process and thanks for listening! :)
First off, if you are reaching this website by accessing www.gridstream.org don't panic just yet. Read through the following. If you still wish to access the old website you may do so by going to old.gridstream.org.
The website has been updated to reflect the upcoming merger of the two GSP stations that will take place on Saturday.
The current updated website is still a little hybrid since we haven't actually done the merger itself, but we felt it needed to be done ahead of time since I am leaving on vacation tomorrow morning.
Some changes that will happen soon (probably tomorrow) is the following:
* The domain www.gridstream.org will be replaced with the current site you are viewing now.
* The old AO website can be accessed via old.gridstream.org for legacy purposes for now.
* The ao.gridstream.org and tsw.gridstream.org will redirect to www.gridstream.org once I am confident that the DNS change has come into affect.
So what happens next?
Regarding the website I'll first take about three weeks of vacation. After that I'll start implementing a few features we have discussed behind the scenes that we are sure you as listeners will appreciate. I'll give an update after the vacation as to what those plans are.
Some design overhaul is also planned where we will address some major and minor issues and to further strengthen "One GSP" on the website.
GridStream Productions has certainly experienced its fair share of change over the past few months, but we're not done just yet. In fact, we're now ready to unveil some truly epic news.
We're going to merge stations.
That's right, as of July 20th there will be only one GridStream Productions...supporting both Anarchy Online and The Secret World!
This is a decision that I've been weighing ever since I took over ownership of both stations. It's become clear that the current format has been causing some loyal listeners to feel divided between the two stations, as they enjoy many of the shows that both stations offer. Frankly, we're at a point where merging makes a ton of sense. Going to one stream will mean less time for the playlist and more focus on live shows. We'll still be fully supportive of both the AO and TSW communities. I want to make that very clear. We'll just be supporting the two communities on one stream. Think of us as being one GridStream community.
Believe me when I say that this decision was not made lightly. Management from both the AO and TSW stations came together and discussed this at length, and we all felt this was the right move for GSP going forward. Our leadership structure will not change, as I have the utmost confidence in our current management group. Kriegshammer will continue to be the Director over AO activities with Shigy as his Assistant and Gemmi as a Board Member. Vallikat will continue to be Director over TSW activities with Shadowvixen as her Assistant. In time, another Board Member may be added to assist on the TSW side. Kirasha and I will continue to be active owners in an advisory role (and I'll, of course, continue to DJ).
So, in summary...here is what GSP will look like after July 20th...
** One station supporting both games
** One central playlist advertising and promoting both communities
** One Facebook/Twitter account that is just "GridStream Productions"
** One website with forum sections for each community's shows
** Leadership structure/show schedules very similar to what you're used to now
** ARK/Funcom events will continue to get priority over regular shows/other events
There are some other perks that will be a part of this merger. Our new website will include some enhancements that we think the listeners (and our DJ's) will love! Also, Gridfan plans to launch a new version of the GridStream player to coincide with with the new station format. As promised, this new version will make the tune-in process much simpler for fans of the player!
So, what happens next? The first thing you will soon notice is an update to our forum structure, as we'll be merging them ahead of time so we can start getting both stations settled into their new home together. (If only we could record a GSP reality show with us all moving in together!)
The rest of the changes will come on July 20th so long as we don't hit any obstacles we can't overcome.
If you have any comments or questions about the merger, please don't hesitate to post on our forums or send me a private message. I truly believe this move will help us to become a better station for you, our listeners. As always, thank you for all of your support. We remain committed to providing the very best entertainment possible for all of our listeners in Anarchy Online, The Secret World and beyond.
Much love and respect,
That's right it's already been a year! One year of zombie killing, ak'ab hunting, dungeon crawling, filth fighting, and, for some of us at least, taco eating! (I got my Tex-Mex T-Rex Achievement! Did you?)
As you know we at GSP can never pass up a good excuse to party and the TSW First Anniversary is a great excuse! In fact it's so great, we're not just celebrating it once but 5 Times! In fact, we're planning 13 live DJ shows over the course of 5 days, starting July 3 and ending July 7. That's right, while you're participating in Funcom's Guardians of Gaia Event, we'll all be getting our groove on, bringing you music made for saving the world! However we don't want you to think that we don't appreciate your efforts. When you're ready for a break from killing you can always come join us. In addition to awesome music, we'll have contests and thanks to our friends at Funcom we'll have prizes to giveaway throughout the event. What kind of prizes you ask? Oh ...nothing special...just you know...
- 1200 Bonus Points!
- 30 Day Subscription Time!
- Faction Dog Tags!
Now those are prizes worth taking a little break for, don't you think?
The party kicks off at 5:00 pm EDT, tomorrow, July 3 and we'll have live DJ's daily through July 7. To find out when the party happens in your corner of the world, please see our events page for all the details:
We're looking forward to seeing you there!
Oh and... don't be a stranger to this page after the event is over. A special announcement is coming soon! ;)
Thanks for listening,
Yes, Sweet, as in Amy Sweet. Amy or as you may know her in game as Ameliah or on these forums as Sweet, has agreed to join our ranks here in GSP. Amy will be using her considerable talents in our Promotions Department. Not only will she be whipping the DJ's into producing fresh promotional material for your enjoyment, but she'll also be putting together some promo work of her own. Who knows, in time we may even get her live as a DJ. One way or another, we're all pleased to get an extra dose of Sweetness. Welcome, Amy!
In addition Amy will also be working with Iolanthe to help spread the GSP love among the community, developing community partners, and promoting events. If you'd like a spangly new GSP Banner on your website or if you have an event that you'd like us to DJ for you, please be sure to contact Iolanthe for all the details.
Oh and speaking of Community Events... the TSW First Anniversary is coming up soon and you can rest assured that GSP will be part of it. I don't have details to share with you yet, but keep an eye on this page for an upcoming news post.
With all this activity though, we can always use DJ's. If you're interested don't hesitate to drop me a line or contact any of our DJ's for information. For those of you who wish to support GSP but don't think that being a DJ is really your forte, the GSP Dancers may just be the route for you. Please see this recruiting thread:
Changes are sweet, and this is not the last change coming to GSP. Big things are coming, but I'm not ready to tell yet. You'll just have to stay tuned (and watch here) to find out!
As always, thanks for listening,
1. Ashval55h 00m
2. Stefano51h 06m
3. Dynamiks43h 36m
4. Drexlore29h 00m
5. Lykeios27h 30m
1. Rage Against The Machine
2. Blue Stahli
3. Guns N' Roses
4. Iced Earth
5. Katy Perry
2. Guns N' Roses
5. System of a Down
7. Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
9. Dark Tranquillity